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Gljufrasteinn house of Halldor Laxness

Gljúfrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955, and his family for more than half a century. The house is now open to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there.

In the reception building you can watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to Laxness’s life and work. Tickets for admission, books and souvenirs are also sold there. In the beautiful countryside right next to Gljúfrasteinn, visitors can take walks as part of their visit, to see where Laxness spent his childhood and, in later life, sought his inspiration.

Address:
Gljúfrasteinn
Zip:
270 Mosfellsbær
Telephone:
+354 586 8066
Website:
www.gljufrasteinn.is
Email:
gljufrasteinn@gljufrasteinn.is

General Admission:
Adults: ISK 800
Children under 18: free
Tour guides and tourist offices receive a 10% discount.

Opening hours:
Summer (June 1st – August 31st)
Every day 9.00 – 17.00

Winter (September 1 st – May 31st)
Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 – 17.00

Gljufrasteinn is closed during weekends, from November until the end of February, but group tours are available by appointment.

Tags

Museum, History